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The rear brake drum assembly off of a 1998 k2500 3/4 ton..4wd

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I need to get the rear brake drum assembly off of a 1998 k2500 3/4 ton 4wd GVW 8600 lbs. Can you send me some directions?

GM Tech (Cam) :

Welcome.

GM Tech (Cam) :

The drums are attached to the hub for the wheel bearings.

GM Tech (Cam) :

SO to get them off you need to remove the 8 bolts and remove the axle assembly.

GM Tech (Cam) :

Then you can remove the small spring around the end of the axle and remove the small lock inserted into the key.

GM Tech (Cam) :

After that you can remove the axle nut and pry the axle off.

GM Tech (Cam) :

sorry the hub off.

GM Tech (Cam) :

From there you drive the wheel studs off the hub and you can them change the drums.

Customer:

Thanks for responding. I have the axle assembly out, the spring off, and the the lock out of the key. How do I remove the axle nut?

GM Tech (Cam) :

simply spin it off. It should be loose enough that you can use a screwdriver to get it off. IT is normal threads.

Customer:

got it

Customer:

off

GM Tech (Cam) :

Perfect.

Customer:

thanks

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Do I need to take the hub off of the drum to replace the oil seal and bearings?